Paula Basso Silva
Paula Basso Silva is pursuing her PhD in Animal Science with emphasis in Dairy health, immunology, and physiology with plans to defend at the end of September. Her current research has evaluated the effects of recombinant bovine somatotropin treatment of peripartum dairy cows on metabolic and immunologic parameters, health, and productive and reproductive performances. She is advised by Dr. Ricardo Chebel and Dr. Marcia Endres.
Paula grew up in Brazil, where she pursued her DVM. Paula moved to MN to pursue her Master's degree in the Fall of 2010 and has been working with projects involving transition cow health and reproductive strategies to increase fertility in dairy cows. Paula is currently living in Sioux Falls - SD with her fiancé while interviewing for jobs in the industry to be a consultant specialist in dairy cow health and reproduction.